Abdul Karim

1863 - 1909

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Mohammed Abdul Karim (1863 — 20 April 1909), also known as "the Munshi", was an Indian attendant of Queen Victoria. He served her during the final fourteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time. Karim was born the son of a hospital assistant at Lalitpur, near Jhansi in British India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdul Karim has received more than 91,661 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Abdul Karim is the 5,867th most popular politician (down from 2,147th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from India (down from 65th in 2019) and the 60th most popular Politician.

Abdul Karim is most famous for being the first person to translate the Quran into English.

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Among politicians, Abdul Karim ranks 5,867 out of 15,577Before him are Lucía Hiriart, Graça Machel, Américo Tomás, Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Pyeongwon of Goguryeo, and Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria. After him are Emperor Chūkyō, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Horst Seehofer, Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, and Abi-Eshuh.

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Among people born in 1863, Abdul Karim ranks 48Before him are Leopold Berchtold, Hugo Münsterberg, Andrés Bonifacio, Ludwig Borchardt, Felix Weingartner, and Paul Painlevé. After him are Manuel Gomes da Costa, Annie Jump Cannon, Arthur Machen, Alexander Siloti, Charles Martin Hall, and Paul Drude. Among people deceased in 1909, Abdul Karim ranks 24Before him are Emil Erlenmeyer, Francisco Ferrer, Besarion Jughashvili, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Marie of Orléans, and Paul Gachet. After him are Simon Newcomb, Arnold Janssen, George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Naftali Herz Imber.

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In India

Among people born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 183 out of 1,493Before him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Andal (800), Guru Arjan (1563), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Deepak Chopra (1946), and M. Night Shyamalan (1970). After him are Salim Ali (1896), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Girish Karnad (1938), Motilal Nehru (1861), Narayana Guru (1855), and Dignāga (480).


Among politicians born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 60Before him are Birsa Munda (1875), Vikramaditya (-102), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Morarji Desai (1896), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), and Tarabai (1675). After him are Motilal Nehru (1861), Shantanu (null), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Nana Sahib (1824), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), and Ibrahim Lodi (1450).